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ECE-130 - Infant/Toddler Curriculum & Development - Wendy Ruiz

Course:Infant/Toddler Curriculum & Development
Professor:Wendy Ruiz
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 8 Week


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Hi! My name is Wendy Ruiz. I have been at COC since 2001. I was the Infant/Toddler Director at the COC Campus Lab School for over 10 years and have taught for the Department of ECE for almost 20 years. I switched to Full Time Faculty as of Spring 2017, and absolutely love it! I am looking forward to getting to know each of you!

Course Description

Surveys infant/toddler development and its implications for group child-care settings, including principles of infant/toddler philosophy and caregiving.

What to Expect in this Course

This course is 100% online. This is a short term - 8 week course. Each week you will be expected to complete assigned reading & watch videos. Some of your responsibilities will include (but not limited to) completing assignments, projects and discussion board posts.

Types of Assessments

Formative assessments are used in the course (i.e. projects/assignments that demonstrate your understanding of the course content, and applying it)

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

No textbook required. Articles and Videos will be provided in the class.

Other Relevant Course Information

100% online through Canvas

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Last updated: 10/08/2021 Sub#: 819